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Cost Reduction Specialists Inc.

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Professional Procurement and Supply Chain Consultant
Spend Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Cost Savings Services Offered on an Contingent Basis

My name is Richard Rafdahl and I am the founder of Cost Reduction Specialists Inc. I am a Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist with over 25 years of Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing, and Inventory Management Experience. As President of CRS I have assisted many organizations improve their financial position by reducing expenses, eliminating unnecessary costs, negotiating competitive programs, solving complex problems and identifying opportunities for process improvements. My objective is to help my client's meet theirs, by providing the additional resources, expertise and "fresh set of eyes" to review all spend categories and implement effective strategies that will secure optimum value.

Equally important, CRS offers its services on a contingent basis or we can tailor a program that would best fit your needs.

If you are not certain that your business is receiving the best value from each supplier or you would like to implement procurement's best practices, strategic sourcing and supply chain analytics - we can help.

Specialties: Strategic Purchasing, Procurement Expertise, Value Analysis, Negotiations Specialist, RFQ/RFI/RFP Development and Facilitation, Contract Writing, Strategic Sourcing, Market Analysis, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Optimization and Process Improvement.

Website: www.crspecialists.net

Clients: Typical clients range from small to large manufacturers, commercial, industrial and retail distributors, service organizations, food processors and academic institutions - to name a few.



Principal Owner : Cost Reduction Specialists Inc. - []
I am the founder of Cost Reduction Specialists Inc., a team of Procurement Experts who augment our client’s current procurement effort by identifying "best in class" suppliers and maximizing value by leveraging those valuable budget dollars – responsibly. With 50 plus years in the field of procurement, sourcing and supply chain management, we provide the critical additional resources to immediately assist in implementing procurement strategies and accelerate results. We have assisted many different companies realize their savings and value potential.



Bachelor of Business, Business and Finance : Western Illinois University